Former U.S. Congressman Robert Steele will discuss his new novel The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town at the Somers Public Library on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. The novel is set against the casino gambling explosion that hit southeastern Connecticut during the 1990's. Steele's novel comes at a time when Connecticut's casinos face the prospect of heavy new competition from New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and there is growing political pressure on the federal level to legalize Internet gambling.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the library the evening of Mr. Steele's appearance. Snow date is scheduled for Thursday, January 17. The Somers Library is located at 2 Vision Boulevard in the education complex.